The Covid-19 pandemic not only has massive effects on the life and health of many people worldwide – children in particular are also affected by the side effects. Since the beginning of the pandemic, around 1.6 billion girls and boys worldwide have been temporarily unable to attend school.
During this time, many students in developed countries were able to mostly study from home and return to schools in the summer of 2021. In poorer or war-torn countries, however, there are still many children who have not yet been able to resume their studies. In numerous places, children work to support their families. Therefore, several families who lost their income during the pandemic simply cannot afford to have their children go back to school. Ultimately, this results in the risk of a worldwide educational emergency.
In this context, tesa is supporting the initiative "Safe Back to School" of the children's rights organization Save the Children with 250,000 Euro. Together, Save the Children and tesa want to help children around the world to return to school or home-schooling. For this purpose, sinks and disinfectants are provided to schools, radio-based learning units, learning apps and learning materials for home-use are developed, as well as virtual training courses, teaching materials and technology are made available for teachers.
"The best investment in the future is to invest in our children's education. With our current donation, we are making our contribution to the crisis management and support Save the Children in breaking the cycle of poverty on a sustainable basis, even beyond the time of the pandemic," emphasizes tesa CEO Dr. Norman Goldberg.
"We are thankful to tesa for this great support. The fact that as a company they do not lose sight of the demands of children in need and that they support kids all over the world is admirable. On behalf of these children, we would like to thank tesa for this generous involvement," says Florian Westphal, Managing Director of Save the Children Germany.
Since 2020, tesa and Save the Children stand side by side in the fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Already last year, the international adhesive tape group had supported selected projects in six countries on three continents – India, Vietnam, China, Mexico, Italy, and Germany – with a donation of 1 million Euro (more information). Since June 2021, the company has been funding further emergency aid measures by the children's rights organization in India with an additional 250,000 Euro (more information).
Here you find further information about Save the Children.